Manitou Art Center

Art that makes you think

jenAMy work is an expression of thoughts and ideas with the use of textiles and fibers through manipulation, traditional and non-traditional methods. My inspiration comes from a deep routed connection with sewing, crocheting, embroidery, costume design, and art history, each element finding a way into my work. I am inspired by walking and the nature that surrounds, literature and the historical value of fabrics and fibers both utilitarian and aesthetic, and colors and textures. I love the simplicity of a stitch, the way a single stitch can be eloquent and beautiful alone but can also join together something brilliant in the masses. I work in 2-D, 3-D and high relief, hand and machine stitching, weaving and loom work, fabrics with mixed media.